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Zhenli ZHANG

Partner
Locations:Beijing
Title:Partner
Tel:+86 10 5268 2888
Fax:+86 10 5268 2999
Working Language: Chinese/ Russian
Mr. Zhang specializes in mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution in the Russian-speaking region (including Russia, Central Asia, Belarus, Ukraine, etc.). He has more than 10 years of professional experience and has served as legal counsel in a number of cross-border M&A cases in the aforementioned region. His practice areas include legal services in the forestry, mining, agriculture, infrastructure, and automobiles industries. He has accumulated rich experience in handling various cross-border legal matters, complex business negotiations, international litigation and arbitration.
Representative Matters
  • Overseas Investment

  • Served as the Chinese legal counsel for State Grid Corporation of China in Russian power investment project

  • Advised Hongyuan Holding Group on contract review of China-Russia air passenger transport cooperation project

  • Served as the Chinese legal counsel for “Journey to China”, a film co-produced by China and Russia

  • Advised Yangquan Zhongjia Abrasives Co., Ltd. in its equity investment in Russia

  • Served as general legal counsel for Xinghua Fortune Group in its mining, real estate and hotel investment in Kyrgyzstan

  • Served as the Chinese legal counsel for Jilin Plusone Health Industry Co., Ltd. in its Russian agricultural projects

  • Represented China government in its negotiation with the Russian government in the “Floating Nuclear Reactor Cooperation”

  • Advised Baoye Taifeng Investment Holding Co., Ltd. in its Russian forestry investment

  • Provide legal due diligence for Russia’s ARMADA company

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Served as the legal counsel for the China State Farm in the arbitration at International Arbitration Court of the Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Represented the Export-Import Bank of China in the guarantee contract dispute against a Qingdao company

  • Represented Ukrainian Wanxiang Corporation in a lease contract dispute case

  • Represented Russian Kroofli Company in international cargo purchase and sale dispute against a Suzhou-based company

  • Represented Russian Far East Transport Company in a contract dispute

  • Represented Zijin Mining in the litigation against a mining company in Khabarovsk, Russia

Education Background
  • Doctor of Laws, Far Eastern Federal University (in school)

  • Master of Laws, Peking University (2003)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language, Beijing International Studies University (1993)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

  • Certificate of Securities Qualification

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Specially invited researcher at the Russian Legal Research Center, China University of Political Science and Law

  • Legal Expert of China-Russia Economic and Trade Cooperation Network of the Ministry of Commerce

  • Member of Foreign Affairs Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association

  • Member of the International Investment and Trade Specialized Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association

Selected Publications
  • Publications

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of “Mineral Resources Laws of Russia and Central Asian Countries” (China University of Political Science and Law Press)

  • Compilation of Codes of Overseas Lawyers (China University of Political Science and Law Press)

  • “Legal Risk Assessment Report of Central Asian Countries” (Report of Beijing Lawyers Association) (annual Bidding Project)

  • Dissertations

  • 《Об отдельных направлениях совершенствования закона Китайской Народной Республики “О Народном банке”》(Материалы Ⅲ Международной научно-практической конференции «Глобализация и публичное право», Москва, Российский университет дружбы народов, 2015)

  • “Several Directions for Perfecting the Law of the People’s Bank of China” (see Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Science and Practice, “Internationalization and Public Law”, Moscow, Russian People’s Friendship University Press, 2015)

  • “Several Issues on Russian Foreign Investment Law” (Proceedings of the “China-Russian Legal Comparative Study”)

  • “Nature of the right to use underground resources in Russia” (speech delivered at “China-Russian round-table conference on energy strategic cooperation”)

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